Check out this great photo from a webcam at the Codorus State Park in Pennsylvania of a bald eagle protecting its eggs while buried in snow:
See it there? Here’s another shot from the webcam:
More on this fantastic bit of parenting from WKRN TV:
As the snow piled higher, one of the eagles remained on the nest and the pair’s two eggs – even when everything was covered but the bird’s head.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission, which placed a camera at the nest and has a live stream on its website, assures us that the eagles and their eggs will be just fine. Bald eagles nest as far north as Maine, Alaska and Canada and begin nesting as early as January.
Hang in there, eagles. Those eggs should hatch in two or three weeks.
The Game Commission’s eagle live stream can be found at http://www.pgc.state.pa.us.
And the good news is the webcam shows that things have warmed up for our parent-of-the year: